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Robinson Cano hires Scott Boras as his new agent

Texas Rangers v New York Yankees, Game 5

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees reacts after he scored on his solo home run in the bottom of the third inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Robinson Cano has changed agents, hiring Scott Boras to replace his former representative, Bobby Barad.

Cano and Boras reportedly had a meeting in the Dominican Republic, after which the All-Star second baseman made the switch.

Boras represents a ton of big-name clients, but what’s interesting about the timing of Cano’s move is that he’s nowhere near free agency. He’ll earn $10 million this season as part of a four-year, $30 million deal signed in February of 2008 and then the Yankees hold team options for $14 million in 2012 and $15 million in 2013.

Cano is coming off his best season and a third place MVP finish, so perhaps he’s looking to ink a massive long-term extension, but there’s really no sense of urgency from the Yankees’ point of view, as they control him through his age-30 season already.